IAPMO honored for export service
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been honored with the President’s ‘E’ Award for Export Service by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the US Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, DC. Created by Executive Order by President Kennedy in 1961, the award recognizes persons, firms, or organizations that contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports. IAPMO’s efforts within Indonesia have been recognized as exemplifying the kind of work the award seeks to spotlight. Read the full release here.
Development of 2021 Uniform Codes
IAPMO recently completed Technical Committee Meetings toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), in-development American National Standards governing the installation and maintenance of plumbing and mechanical systems nationwide. During the April 29-May 2 meetings, the two committees acted on a total of 265 Comments on previously submitted proposals to amend the 2018 editions of the Uniform Codes. Click here for meeting details.
Code change monographs now available
IAPMO has made the 2019 Uniform Solar, Hydronics & Geothermal Code (USHGC®) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC®) Technical Committee Meeting Monographs available for download. All individuals anticipating an active role in the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the Uniform Codes at the Technical Committee Meetings, June 18-19, in Ontario, CA, will want to download these documents in Adobe PDF format. Hardcopy versions will not be available at the meetings. Click here to read the full press release.
Organizations pledge support for CPC Navajo Mountain
The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is pleased to announce that prominent companies Ferguson, Milwaukee Tool, WinSupply, LIXIL and Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) have pledged support, both financially and in products/materials, for the upcoming Community Plumbing Challenge, set for June 3-7 in the Navajo Mountain region on the Arizona-Utah border. Additionally, three United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the United States, Canada (UA) chapters — Local 400 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin; Local 412 in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas and Local 469 in Phoenix — are sending members and/or making financial contributions. This latest edition of the CPC Navajo Nation program will bring together a unique team of volunteer tradespeople from all over the United States, delivering running water and safe wastewater disposal for a series of family homes situated in the remote and isolated Piute Mesa area of Navajo Mountain. Read the full release here.
The new CPC project represents one of the most ambitious yet, in terms of the geographic location and isolated situation of the host partners and recipient households involved. Navajo Mountain is the highest area of the Navajo Nation, more than 10,400 feet above sea level at its highest point. Due to their distance removed and difficulty to reach, the growing list of homes being surveyed by DigDeep across Piute Mesa is the last in line for promised water utility service connections and works that are commencing elsewhere in the more accessible and populated areas of Navajo Mountain chapter. City of Santa Fe plumbing and mechanical inspector Ian Longacre, a member of UA Local 412 (New Mexico and El Paso, Texas) and the IAPMO Board of Directors, participated in October’s CPC and will return for CPC Navajo Mountain. Click here to read the press release.